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Ruby Lager | Amos Howard's Brew Pub

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Amos Howard's Brew Pub
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2004

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
2.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap back home in July, based on notes

Poured deep red/ruby with a 1" offwhite head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Slight caramel & metallic notes

T: Light fruittyness& not much else, finishes weak & metallic

MF: Thin& under carbonated

Drinks okay, but I remember this beingmuch tastier a few years back, what happened???

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wcudwight
3.37/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Amber color with some haziness. Little head that quickly fled the scene. I think I saw some lace, but then it was gone. No odor what so ever. I'll give it a 3 b/c it didn't smell bad. Taste was good. Sweet, but still had a little beer kick. Was carbonated, but kind of thin and watery. A very drinkable beer. Nothing to go out of the way for, but worthy of a try.

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Photo of CWiggins
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I stopped at Olde Hickory for lunch while traveling to Knoxville, Tennessee. Their Ruby lager was my second (and final!) beer during this lunch. I rarely choose lagers, and so I chose this one to challenge myself. It arrived in a normal pint glass; its dark amber body was topped with a lean white head that vanished rather quickly. The smell was unremarkable, but there were some mild hints of spices present. A bright, spicy front was soon followed by a mildly malt body and a lean, bitter finish. Its very clean and smooth texture makes it very accessible for most beer drinkers. Craft beer enthusiasts may not find much here to be excited about, but it's pretty nice for what it is.

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Photo of Enola
3.48/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was a deep red color. It left my glass almost completly covered in lacing. The smell was similar to fresh cut wood. The taste was pretty good. Probably not as good as this brewery's Crawdad Red but it was still fair. The mouthfeel revealed only minimal bitterness. I could have had another but time was short.

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Photo of Angus703
2.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Serving mini-keg

Pours light red, good lacing, nice head.
Smell was ordinary.
Very light beer almost watery
Very very drinkable but not all too exciting to drink.

I wouldn't suggest this beer, but thats not to say its a bad beer, but I want a beer to excite me at least a little, which this one fails to do.

On the lable it says "For the beer drinker who desires more in their beer"

I would desire more in this beer.

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Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light amber body with little head or lacing

Smell: Not much nose, most of this pub's beers seem to be very closed on the nose

Taste: Pronounced honey flavor, lighter than the amber offerings from many other brewers; balanced with mild hoppiness

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation

Drinkability: Very drinkable; a nice distinctive effort

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a growler obtained at the brewery. Pours a light red color. Not very deep in color. Looks thin. Nice head is formed and generous lace is on the glass.

Smell was unextraordinary. Hints of cinnamon.

Taste is watered down. Very thin body. Drinkable by probably anyone. I prefer something with a little more substance and body.

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Ruby Lager from Amos Howard's Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.01 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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